Saturday, June 13, 2009

Klingon - My New Rose Bush

I am filthy. Seriously, I'm now covered in dirt and proud of it. My favorite Aunt gave me a rose bush for my birthday and I've just now planted it. Sorry for not having pictures, it, sadly never occurred to me to take pictures while it was blooming and now it's current blooms are either gone or somewhat demolished thanks to my efforts today. If it blooms again I'll be sure to take pictures.

I have named her Klingon and she is a vampire plant. Barefoot gardening... yeah. Anyway she drew blood twice and for a plant with pink flowers that smell quite lovely, she's quite fierce in her rather large thorns *grin*.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My MotherTongues / Prissy Green Prize!

Awesome! I won a $50 gift certificate to MotherTongues in a recent giveaway hosted by Prissy Green to honor World Fair Trade Day!

MotherTongues' motto of Wear Words, Celebrate Cultures fits their company to a T. They take words that cannot be directly translated into English, define them poetically and print both on their products made with organic cotton using fair trade practices.

Now on to the good part... what I got with my winnings *grin* well, it wasn't an easy choice. On the one hand there is the Women's Zen T-Shirt Simple. Classic. Made with a 100% organic cotton in India.

One the other the Ubuntu Hoodie in black.

Edgier. Unique and fantastic philosophy. Made with 80% organic cotton, 20% recycled polyester in Pakistan. Plus it has the added benefit of everyone thinking I'm touting Linux... Yeah, you can guess how hard this decision was :P

I am now a proud owner of a Ubuntu hoodie just like the one pictured above. It is warm and comfy, very soft, and fits just right. The material is heavy duty, as is the hardware, and I foresee lots of use that it will take on admirably in its future. Added bonus, there was no plastic bits used in the packaging so I didn't get annoyed and have to pull out scissors. I also really loved that shipping was only $3 and it let my gift certificate apply to it, which was really nice.

My one and only issue is that sometimes the hood covers up the awesome design on the back, but overall I am exceptionally pleased with my gift and choice *happy dance*

Thank-you MotherTongues & Prissy Green!